[NTG-context] ConTeXt + asymptote

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Apr 25 09:52:07 CEST 2006

I've posted this to the metapost list as well:

> I like metapost but, according to the following mail (on the metapost ML):
> [metapost] MP vs. Asymptote
> I don't want to start a flame, but since someone posted a message some
> time ago mentioning Asymptote I got curious and I have to say that I was
> very impressed, even if I still have some problems with it. However, it
> seems a net improvement over MP, or not? Is there anyone with an
> informed opinion over Asymptote? Might Asymptote be the killer of MP?

I am extremely interested in what you feel the improvements are
in Asymptote compared to MP, because it would give some clues
to the direction MP development should take.

I've been browsing a bit and I now know it has more of a C++ style
of doing things, but personally I don't see that as a big advantage.
Just like Laurence, I simply like the MF/MP 'feel'.

But more importantly, most of my illustrations depend heavily on
the equation solving capabilities of MetaPost. I got the impression
Asymptote cannot do that (but I may have missed something).

Cheers, Taco

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